Dr. Myron Weiner is a geriatric psychiatrist whose primary interest is in managing the emotional and behavioral symptoms of dementing illness. Dr. Weiner is Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas, where he heads the Clinical Core of the UT Southwestern Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He holds the Aradine S. Ard Chair in Brain Science and the Dorothy L. and John P. Harbin Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research. He has more than 200 scientific publications to his credit, including editorship of the third edition of "The Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research," published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. in 2003 and The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, published in 2009.


Medical School
Tulane University of Louisiana (1957)

Research Interest

  • Biology of Alzheimer's disease
  • Biology of Alzheimer's disease
  • Mood and behavior disorders associated with Alzheimer's disease
  • Mood and behavior disorders associated with Alzheimer's disease
  • Treatment for Alzheimer's disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Statins reduce levels of 24S-hydoxycholesterol in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Vega GL, Weiner MF, Lipton AM, Bergmann K, Lutjohann D, Moore C, Svetlik D. Arch Neurol 2003 60 510-515
Prevalence and incidence of major depressive disorder in Alzheimer's disease: findings of two databases.
Weiner MF, Doody RS, Sairam R, Foster BM, Liao TY. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 2002 13 8-12
Quantifying agitated behaviors in Alzheimer's disease patients
Weiner MF, Tractenberg R, Teri L, Logsdon R, Thomas RG, Gamst A, Thal L. J Psychiatr Res 2000 34 163-167
Apolipoprotein E4, other risk factors, and course of Alzheimer's disease
Weiner MF, Vega G, Risser RC, Honig LS, Cullum CM Biol Psychiatry 1999 45 633-638

Honors & Awards

  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
    America's Top Doctors (2008)
  • American Psychiatric Association
    Distinguished Life Fellow (2003)
  • Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
    Psychiatric Excellence Award (1997)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society